Hi, just had a diagnosis of severe depression and severe anxiety. The GP thinks that I've been in this state for a really long time but have ignored it. I think she's probably right. She also thinks that I've got some medical 'things' going on which are contributing to the way I've been so I've had an armful of blood taken and will get the results next week. I think the words 'severe' are scaring me a bit. I have no doubt that I'll get better one day, hopefully soon, but is there anyway I can speed up my recovery? We're waiting for the blood results to see if we'll go for the medicated route so I've been told to be very kind to myself, think more of myself and not everyone else (which I have a tendency to do) and do things that make me feel good. Anything else? Slightly desperate at this stage!